Exciting Times

Exciting Times

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'Droll, shrewd and unafraid - a winning debut' - Hilary Mantel, author of Wolf Hall * 'Fiercely intelligent, brutally funny' - Nathan Filer, author of The Shock of the Fall * 'Witty, compelling and with a razor-sharp social commentary. I guzzled it' - Pandora Sykes * 'Read if you like Animals by Emma Jane Unsworth, Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino, The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath' - Sunday Times * 'More than lives up to the hype ... Likely to fill the Sally-Rooney-shaped hole in many readers lives' - Irish Times.

One of the observer's 10 best debut novelists of 2020. Naoise Dolan explodes onto the scene with Exciting Times, a slyly humorous and scorchingly smart modern love story about three cynics in Hong Kong.

When you leave Ireland aged 22 to spend your parents' money, it's called a gap year. When Ava leaves Ireland aged 22 to make her own money, she's not sure what to call it, but it involves: - a badly-paid job in Hong Kong, teaching English grammar to rich children; - Julian, who likes to spend money on Ava and lets her move into his guest room; - Edith, who Ava meets while Julian is out of town and actually listens to her when she talks; - money, love, cynicism, unspoken feelings and unlikely connections. Exciting times ensue.


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